The General Services Administration (GSA) is currently hard at work provisioning the third iteration of its popular 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resources for Services (STARS III). The draft solicitation was released on August 9, 2019 and it was originally anticipated that the final solicitation would be released sometime in December 2019. Unfortunately, it was been pushed back to September of 2020, however recent reports suggest the 3rd week of July.
The good news to the 787 8(a) contractors currently on the STARS II vehicle is that the GSA is boosting the ceiling significantly. Tacked on to the previous $15 billion ceiling is a $7 billion increase, resulting in a $22 billion ceiling.
New task orders can be placed STARS II through Aug. 30, 2021 and work on the contract can continue through June 30, 2022. As mentioned previously, the third iteration should have a final solicitation released in the coming months and will have a $50 billion ceiling.
For those not already familiar with STARS III, the primary NAICS is 541512 Computer Systems Design Services, and other IT services including NAICS 541511, 541513, 541519, 518210 will also likely be utilized. Only SBA certified 8(a) prime contractors are eligible for award.
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